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Can I get a flu shot just after the flu?


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Hello doctor! Can I still get a flu shot after I've had the flu? Thank you doctor!
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Influenza is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract, with symptoms including dry cough, fever, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and runny nose. When you have the flu, it's best not to get a flu shot. Vaccinations in general and flu vaccines in particular are recommended to be given when the body is healthy for maximum protection and to avoid unwanted complications. Therefore, it is best for patients to wait until they are completely cured of the flu before getting vaccinated.
To effectively prevent seasonal flu, you should get a flu vaccine every year. In addition, each person needs to pay attention to clean personal hygiene, eat a healthy diet and do physical exercise to strengthen resistance and limit contact with people suspected of having flu to minimize the risk of getting sick. Thank you for your interest and question on Vinmec.com website. Hope you get well soon. Best regards.

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